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    US Drug Control: Related websites and documents

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article

    Links on US and Drug control

  2. Food shouldn't be a pokerchip

    Sarah Anderson
    15 November 2010
    Article

    Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.

  3. Israel-US Relations

    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    What does the recent exchange of heated language between US and Israeli officials actually translate to in terms of US policy toward the country?

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    Naked empire

    Saul Landau
    07 January 2010
    Article

    In November 2008, Americans, recoiling from the Bush nightmare, voted for “hope” and “change”, but Obama turned out not to be exactly what they voted for.

  5. The 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    18 February 2012
    Report

    The year 2012 marks the centenary of the international drug control system and the first instance of a state being moved to denounce formally any of the UN drug control treaties. The 55th session of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND), held in Vienna between 12th and 16th March, therefore looked set to be a fascinating event and did not disappoint. As expected, member states favouring the current regime praised its virtues and ongoing relevance 100 years since The Hague Opium Convention; behaviour that found support in the statements and positions of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB or Board).

     

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    Latin America: C-

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    17 February 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.

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    Covert memories from Miami

    Saul Landau
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In Miami, several retired U.S. officials remember the early 1960s, when the CIA recruited thousands of Cuban exiles to try and destroy the Cuban revolution.
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    The embargo: Nothing succeeds like failure

    Saul Landau
    28 October 2009
    Article

    Will Obama have the courage to break with the incongruous Cuba policy he inherited from previous administrations?

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    Dissidents make noise -- oops, news

    Saul Landau
    19 November 2009
    Article

    Duplicity in language of the US administration coincides with stupidity of its policy.

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    Almost one year: Assessment

    Saul Landau
    17 December 2009
    Article

    We have made the transition from a President who both horrified and amused us to one who simply disappoints.

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    Universal disorientation: Reading newspapers, watching TV and listening to radio

    Saul Landau
    27 January 2009
    Article

    We need media that empower citizens, not produce universal disorientation.

  12. Before & After US Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis

    • Phyllis Bennis
    18 July 2005
    Book

    Americans were uniformly shocked by the lethal ferocity of the September 11 attacks. Around the world, people and governments were appalled at the human carnage and extended unstinting sympathy-but many made it clear that their sympathy for the victims did not equal support for Washington's response to the terror attacks.

  13. The new right history

    Saul Landau
    08 June 2010
    Article

    The US Texas State Board of Education approved a new social studies curriculum to reflect American History as it should have happened.

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    Decline of decency

    Saul Landau
    15 February 2010
    Article

    Instead of discussing the ethical dimension of the US foreign policy, the national debate in the US still rages around how many more crimes the government should commit to ensure “security.”

  15. Obama’s Nuclear Postures

    Zia Mian
    19 July 2010
    Article

    The latest US government nuclear review shows that Obama's nuclear policy - rhetoric aside - is no different to previous administrations, seeking to retain nuclear weapons for the indefinite future and accepting scant constraint on how these weapons might be used.

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    Panic mode over immigration

    Saul Landau, Farrah Hassen
    12 April 2007
    Article
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    Truth begets pariah status

    Saul Landau
    01 November 2007
    Article
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    The Pentagon: Gargantua’s mouth

    Saul Landau, Nelson P. Valdes
    25 February 2010
    Article

    With no real military dangers threathening the US, the Pentagon has to invent them to justify its multi-billion dollar budget. And the bill is presented to the taxpayers.

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    Pinochet and the Caravan of Death

    Kevin Reid
    01 December 2001
    Article

    Stacie Jonas, Coordinator of the Bring Pinochet to Justice Campaign run by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, answers questions about the ongoing case against Gen. Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

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